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Kenny Chesney Brings His Trip Around The Sun Tour to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, May 26, 2018

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Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay to Join Show in Atlanta

OCTOBER 18, 2017 – ATLANTA, GA - Eight-time ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year, Kenny Chesney today announced the stadium portion of his 2018 Trip Around The Sun Tour.  Chesney will play 18 stadiums around the country including Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on May 26.  Tickets will go on sale October 27, 2017.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Kenny Chesney as part of his 2018 stadium tour,” says Tim Zulawski, chief commercial officer, AMB Sports and Entertainment.  “Kenny in an incredible performer and artist and we will work very closely with his team to ensure we deliver the best possible show for his fans.”

Chesney’s tour, led by Messina Touring Group, includes Morris Light and Sound out of Nashville, TN.  Morris has worked with Chesney for over 20 years and has been responsible for the light and sound for over 130 of his stadium concerts delivering the best in entertainment for fans around the country and the world.

With Live from No Shoes Nation, the 30-song live recording celebrating the heart and soul of the million+ fans who come out each summer to see Chesney live, hitting streets Oct. 27, Kenny Chesney is ready to get back to the fans. After a few weeks’ progress working with various organizations to deal with the devastation in the Virgin Islands, the 8-time ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year announces the stadium portion of his 2018 Trip Around The Sun Tour.

“Listening to all those tapes of all those shows led to Live in No Shoes Nation,” Chesney says. “And playing those two nights in Foxboro this year made me really want to get out there with all the people who LIVE this music. We have so much fun, so much life, so many memories – all tied up in these shows and these songs – I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to love life and be able to come together.”

Kicking off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour will gather up all that energy and all the new songs from The Big Revival and Cosmic Hallelujah, mix them with everyone’s favorites, add in a few wild cards and hit the road like only Chesney can. Joining him for this year’s trip around the sun will be Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist and Country Music Association and ACM Single of the Year winner Thomas Rhett (“Die a Happy Man,” “It Goes Like This,” “Craving You (feat. Maren Morris)”), good time band Old Dominion (“Break Up with Him,” “Song for Another Time”) and newcomer Brandon Lay.

“There’s nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life’s about,” Chesney says. “The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who’re coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun live their lives the exact same way: they work hard, they appreciate what they’re given and they love music every bit as much as they love life. I, personally, can’t wait to see this show hit the road.”

“We are incredibly confident that we will put on a fantastic show for fans in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” says David Haskell, president, Morris Light and Sound.  “We have a long history of stadium concerts under our belt and have no doubt that we will deliver a high-quality show for Kenny’s fans.”

For Chesney, who’s been called “The King of the Road” by Wall Street Journal and “The People’s Superstar” by the The Los Angeles Times, there is nowhere he feels more alive than when he’s onstage. His stadium shows are a rite of summer for many, and the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee has built his career by striving to give people a night that defines their summer.

Tickets for the Trip Around the Sun will be available at

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Media Contacts for Kenny Chesney and the 2018 Trip Around The Sun Tour:
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC
Ebie McFarland
(615) 327-3259
Press materials available at

Blue Chair Bay/Columbia Nashville
Fount Lynch
(615) 301-4373

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